Coast Super Sale & Fly-In May 5, 2012
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty
will be hosting their annual
East Coast Super Sale & Fly-In Saturday,
May 5, 2012
from 8:00am to 4:00pm in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Discounted prices, spectacular raffle prizes, and a free lunch will be
enjoyed by all in attendance. Lots of opportunities to win raffle prizes
from some of your favorite vendors, and a complimentary shuttle will be
offered to and from Falcon Field airport. For more information, please
call 1 (877) 4‑SPRUCE
|AVflash! Eclipse 550 Moves Toward
EARNS PRODUCTION CERTIFICATE
The FAA has granted Eclipse
Aerospace a Production Certificate for the new Eclipse 550 twin-engine
very light jet, signaling an FAA-certified production process and
established supply chain for the aircraft. Senior Vice President
of Eclipse, Cary Winter, explained Eclipse is now well-positioned
for production and the company now looks forward "to advancing the
Eclipse 550 aircraft to full scale production." The company, which has
focused on providing service parts and support for the Eclipse fleet,
plans to now advance toward production with the help of financial
backing won in February 2011. More...
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TESTS AIM TO ADVANCE SUPERSONIC FLIGHT
The U.S. Air Force is
planning to fly a drone this summer to test technologies that will be
needed for new kinds of lightweight supersonic aircraft with flexible
wings, according to a news release from NASA. The drone itself, the X-56A,
is subsonic, but the knowledge gained about flutter and gust suppression
will be used in designing the proposed supersonic X-54, NASA said. The
tests this summer will take place at NASA's Dryden Flight Research
Center in California. After the Air Force completes its tests, NASA
plans to take over the X-56A for continued testing. More...
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PLANE THIEF'S PLANS SHACKLED
Among the first things student
pilots learn is the importance of a thorough walkaround and a California
man now has plenty of time to ponder the wisdom of that precaution.
Police in Compton, Calif., allege that Troy Long, of Bellflower,
described as a "former student pilot," pulled a gun on staff at the
Compton/Woodley Airport when they discovered him taking keys from the
hook. They say he then bolted for a Cessna 152 parked outside. As staff
called the authorities, Long started the aircraft and made good his
escape -- except for one thing. He didn't unhook the chain holding the
tail to the concrete. More...
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HAS 737 IN HIS GARAGE (SORT OF)
controller and private pilot James Price has never flown a jet, but he
has logged plenty of time in the cockpit of an actual 737 that he
converted into a flight simulator and keeps in his garage. Price had
already been working on earlier versions of his simulator when a life
change and similarly motivated friend led him to pursue his pastime with
renewed vigor. Price told the Mercury News that on the advice of friend
Matt Ford (who had already hauled home his own 737 cockpit), he visited
a boneyard in Ardmore, Okla. There, Price found and purchased a
2,500-pound 737 cockpit shell of his own for $1,500. He then brought it
to a hangar at Livermore Municipal Airport, in California, where he got
to work. It's come a long way since then. Price now estimates his total
dollar investment at close to $150,000. (Video after the jump.)
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SALES ON HOLD IN EUROPE
Cessna has run into delays certifying
its Skycatcher light sport aircraft in Europe, according to the Wichita
Business Journal, and has returned deposits to some of its European
customers. A Cessna spokesman said no new orders will be taken in Europe
until it has worked out a plan for securing certification from the
European Aviation Safety Agency. As an LSA, the Skycatcher doesn't
require an FAA type certificate or production certificate for U.S.
sales, but the closest EASA equivalent would require the aircraft to
have both, according to the Business Journal. Cessna said it is working
with EASA to find an "economical solution." More...
BREWING OVER FAA FATIGUE RULES
A bill filed in the House last
week aims to extend the FAA's new airline fatigue rules to cover cargo
pilots, but the effort is already drawing opposition from the cargo
industry. The new FAA rules, scheduled to take effect in January 2014,
stipulate that pilots must get at least 10 hours of off-duty time
between flights, and can't fly more than five consecutive night shifts.
The bill to change that, called the Safe Skies Act (PDF), was filed by U.S. Reps. Chip Cravaack,
R-Minn., and Tim Bishop, D-N.Y. FedEx told The Hill that it would be a bad idea to impose the
rules on cargo carriers. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: AERO 2012 -- SMALLER, BUT PLENTY OF NEW
This year, for the first time, Aero Friedrichshafen
became an annual show, and as a result, it was a bit smaller than usual,
according to veteran exhibitors. But on the AVweb Insider blog,
Paul Bertorelli's summary reports on plenty of new stuff, including the
Cirrus jet announcement, the stunning Pipistrel Panthera and more LSAs,
ultralights and autogyros than we could even count. Attendance at Aero
hovers around the 33,000 mark, but it's a potent audience of people who
are seriously interested in aviation. More...
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OF THE WEEK: LUX AIR JET CENTER (KGYR, GOODYEAR,
AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Lux Air Jet
Center at Phoenix/Goodyear Airport (KGYR) in Goodyear,
AVweb reader Cathy Page told us about her
in to park, [and the] line guy was right there. Before we even got out
of the plane, he had it chained down. I asked him about fuel prices I
had seen online, and he assured me they would honor whatever was posted.
We walked inside and asked the desk if they could top off our plane
while we met a business acquaintance. Then the line guy who parked us
asked if we needed anything. [We told him] a ride to find the person we
were to meet (who is slightly lost) would be great. He grabbed a golf
cart and took us to find our guest. We had a little business to do and
used the pilot lounge to finish up. We found out as we paid our fuel
bill from the desk that the line guy who had been so helpful earlier was
in fact the owner of Lux Air. How nice to see the hands-on from
Thank you, Tim. Thank you, Lux Air, for great
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